Claude Legault pursued graduate studies as an NSERC and FQRNT scholar at Université de Montréal in the research group of Professor André B. Charette. In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. degree for his work on the development of novel asymmetric methods for the synthesis of polysubstituted piperidines. In 2006, he joined the research group of Professor Kendall N. Houk at UCLA as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow. During this stay, he acquired an expertise in computational chemistry and used this tool to understand the selectivities obtained in various synthetic methods. In july 2008, he started his academic career as assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Université de Sherbrooke. His research group focuses on the development of simple and efficient synthetic methodologies of broad applicability and the use of computational chemistry to facilitate this research process.